8:20am Thursday 23rd February 2012
I READ a recent article online about a history weekend that was held at the medieval village in Cosmeston.
I have been informed that "the powers that be" are closing this extremely interesting attraction and would like to voice my opinion on the subject.
I was back home on a visit last year and spent the afternoon at Cosmeston Lakes with my husband and friend.
After walking around the lake enjoying the scenery and taking pleasure in the wildlife we saw, we took in a personal tour of the medieval village with a guide in costume.
It was very interesting and how easy it was to take in the history when we were actually in the period.
What a shame if this facility was closed just to satisfy the mercenary ideas of the few. I’m sure the education authority would miss the valuable teaching aid that the village is, apart from the results of the animal husbandry that is carried on there.
Also the benefit to the surrounding area as an archaeology site and tourist attraction must be taken into account together with the benefits to the residents of the area.
The article stated that approximately 1,000 people took advantage of the attractions on that one weekend.
Once again, what a shame that a lack of foresight would spoil such a beautiful and interesting attraction.
Gwyneth Baker Krivel Crescent Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
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